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Climate Summit: Action for the cleaner and greener planet: Current Affairs Special Series

Team Adda247 and BankersAdda are here with a Current Affairs Special Series. In this series, candidates will be introduced to current affairs topics daily, which will not only improve their general awareness but also will ensure that the candidates do not lack in any current affairs topic. Today’s Current Affairs topic is Climate Summit: Action for the cleaner and greener planet.

Climate Summit: Action for the cleaner and greener planet

Climate Summit: Action for a cleaner and greener planet

In the Climate summit which was hosted virtually by South Korea, world leaders have called for more action and inclusion of all countries in the global drive towards a cleaner and greener planet. 

On the opening day of the P4G summit 2021 in Seoul (Capital city of South Korea), UN chief Antonio Guterres said, the world needs a global partnership to beat Covid-19, achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and address climate change via video message. If governments support together with the goals of phasing out coal, enhancing climate commitments, and investing in the Global Goals, there is an opportunity to rise to the biggest challenge of our lives.

The UN Secretary-General concerned that although there are commitments to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, there is still much to do to close the emissions gap and achieve the SDGs. Mr.Guterres questioned and warned that there is no global partnership if some are left struggling to survive. This is true for Covid and the distribution of vaccines as well as the climate emergency. 

The P4G summit is a platform to connect governments, businesses, international organizations, and civil society which stands for partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030. On an opening day, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said the country will play a responsible role as a bridging nation between developing and advanced nations. 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on the countries to phase out their dependence on fossil fuels and warned climate change is threatening people’s lives and the economy as much as the Covid-19 pandemic.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said countries have to now deliver on their green pledges. We need governments that will work on climate change, not just make promises on climate and nature but match those words with deeds.

French President Emmanuel Macron said African countries could not be locked up in fossil fuels and be able to advance with the rest of the world, calling for ways to draw large-scale investments in renewable energy. 

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